Columbia University Medical Center
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital The University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell
Autism Center is Set to Target Need
May 14, 2013

 [image]Children and adults with autism will begin arriving this month at a new autism center tucked into a 214-acre mental-health campus in Westchester County, which promises to help provide an answer to the piecemeal care currently available to many.

The center, run by NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and the medical schools at Cornell and Columbia universities, attempts to address what experts say is a significant challenge: autism rates are rising around the country but access to treatment lags well behind.

One in 88 children—the majority of them boys—have been diagnosed with a disorder on the autism spectrum, according to the Center for Disease Control. The cause of the increase remains undetermined.

 

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